Vida Comida at The Swan

4.3
83 reviews
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£25 and under
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Tapas / Small Plates
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  • Tapas
  • Authentic
  • Casual
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Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish, Mediterranean
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Hours of Operation
Now Closed
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Phone number
01935 816116
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Payment Options
AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Rob Davies
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Parking Details
Public car parking within 100m
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Public Transit
Sherborne train station within walking distance
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining , Wine

Special Offers

Dinner set menu: £22.50

Selection of 7 tapas.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 20 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 4 - 20 people

Starts: 25 April 2018

Ends: 31 August 2018

Availability: Mon-Sat 17:30-21:30

What 83 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.4
service
4.2
ambience
3.9
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5.0Dined on 27 July 2018

Really enjoyed the tapas, the service and the overall experience. Tapas came a bit fast but I think that was down to us being early (6.30) and ordering all the dishes up front. Should have ordered just two then ordered more. Great menu and good quality cooking

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5.0Dined on 13 July 2018

Really delicious food and attentive staff. Asked if I could have a table that would be able to tuck my babies car seat out the way, which they did! Plenty of space. Only thing they didn’t have a changing table, but was able to use the disabled toilets instead which was perfect anyway.

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5.0Dined on 9 July 2018

A very pleasant evening.

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5.0Dined on 22 June 2018

Absolutely loved it here, the food was excellent and the staff were extremely welcoming and friendly. Great atmosphere and will definitely be returning soon. A little bit pricey but totally worth it, you will not be disappointed.

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5.0Dined on 15 June 2018

Our first visit with my daughter..
Very well received and looked after, terrific veggy options .
All the food was excellent,staff gave a warm welcome, friendly and very helpful.
My daughter has just finished her exams and I wanted to give her a special evening…
Vida Comida did exactly that !!
Highly recommended and we will be back.
Super evening and great atmosphere.

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4.0Dined on 3 June 2018

Was very impressed by the array of dishes on the menu, I noticed you offer special offers during the week but perhaps a discount applied at the weekend every now and again might be good?

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5.0Dined on 15 May 2018

We arrived at twelveish,it was very quiet but such a great ambience. It was a sunny day so we sat outside under the cherry tree. Then inside for our meals, by which time the place was filling up and was a really happy atmosphere. Young Jake behind the bar did a sterling job keeping bar and food
orders going and the food is great also.
Brilliant place and we will certainly be back
That's a promise Jake not a threat!!!

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5.0Dined on 5 May 2018

Really lovely venue with great staff. Could do with some more vegetarian and vegan options for those of us who don't eat meat or fish. Really that's the only thing that stops me having tapas more often.

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3.0Dined on 21 April 2018

Food was lovely, service was awful. No one took our food order, didn’t check to see if we wanted anything else once food had arrived and then when we came to pay our food couldn’t be found on the till and we were expected to list everything which we had ordered

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5.0Dined on 21 April 2018

Such a charming, friendly place! Great atmosphere & delicious food. Thank you!

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5.0Dined on 20 April 2018

The most delicious food. Fun place and very nice staff. Pretty setting outside

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4.0Dined on 3 April 2018

The staff were very nice and friendly. There was a good range of options (particularly for vegetarians) on the menu and the set lunch offer was good value. The food itself was also nice.

The only slight downside was that while the restaurant was nice, it was pretty cold and for this reason we ate quite quickly and decided not to stick around for another drink and pudding.

We would return if we were in the area.

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5.0Dined on 23 February 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Excellent in every way, thank you.

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5.0Dined on 14 February 2018

The food is immense, this is truly a hidden little gem for Sherborne.

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5.0Dined on 10 February 2018

Absolutely loved this visit. Great service and great good. This standard is normal across all of our visits however the ambience today just made it. Busier the better it seems.

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4.0Dined on 20 January 2018

Always enjoy a visit to Vida Comida, especially when a special family gathering

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5.0Dined on 11 January 2018

A bit of Spain in Sherborne ! This restaurant never disappoints. the staff are always charming and efficient.

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5.0Dined on 4 January 2018

A brave attempt to introduce the tapas scene to Sherborne. Really worth going to. Great food, and not expensive. Quick, friendly service.

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4.0Dined on 3 January 2018

The food was really delicious. On first thoughts a bit pricey but, then, given the excellent food worth the cost.

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1.0Dined on 23 December 2017

Poor value for money. Really noisy due to very large party next to us. Literally couldn’t hold a conversation

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4.0Dined on 23 December 2017

Good atmosphere. Quick service and plenty of choice. Only thing is that the dishes all come at once and it would be better to stagger them in my opinion. You feel like you have to rush your eating. Maybe order some dishes and eat. Then order another lot! But we like it here and have been several times.

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4.0Dined on 16 December 2017

Very good Menu and good range of food
Would come back

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5.0Dined on 9 December 2017

We had a lovely lunch there for 8 people of all ages. Great service and really good food. The staff were so friendly and we all loved it. I hope to go back soon.

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4.0Dined on 24 November 2017

good and speedy lunchtime service, tasty food and a very nice cocktail. Will be back

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3.0Dined on 28 October 2017

we were at Group of 5, and ordered several tapas dishes. All courses came after 5-10 min, and was abviously already ready made. Cheese was Cold, ham was hard and not very interesting.
Fried potatoes salso was much to spicy. Overall not too bad, but did still not meet Our expectations.

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3.0Dined on 28 October 2017

We enjoyed the meal and the place had a nice feel to it. Tapas were good but it is an expensive restaurant and I wonder if long term they can retain their clientele. Service was good and waitresses were attentive. We did not have to wait long for the various dishes to arrive.

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4.0Dined on 19 October 2017

Underwhelming food in general.
The service was fabulous.
Nothing wrong with any dish but only the chips were outstanding and at £3.50 per portion, they should be.
Very friendly, clean. Just lacking individuality and love where the food was concerned.
Expensive too IMHO.

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5.0Dined on 13 October 2017

Excellent meal served by happy and busy staff. Started off slow but built up to a great service and knowledge shown by the staff.

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5.0Dined on 30 September 2017

We first came two years ago before the film festival and have been back many times since, good food and atmosphere

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5.0Dined on 26 September 2017

Very friendly and helpful. Delicious food. Good value.

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4.0Dined on 16 September 2017

Fantastic food, quick and attentive service. Great cocktail menu. Lots of choice for vegetarians. Would definitely recommend.

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4.0Dined on 4 September 2017

As the restaurant had few customers we did not mind seating on the end of a very long table.Would go again.Loved the food and atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on 1 September 2017

Food was fantastic, service was great had a live band not so much was too loud but would go back might be a new family favourite

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4.0Dined on 30 August 2017

Enjoyed the meal though portiins small for cost of each dish when sharing still great place and nice atmosphere . Would be nice to hear live music occasionally to comolete the atmosphere

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4.0Dined on 22 August 2017

We have lunched there a few times now. Our daughter who has Spanish connections was impressed with the food. Staff were very pleasant and helpful. Very relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on 8 August 2017

Great food and friendly service. Really enjoyed this place.

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5.0Dined on 27 July 2017

Aaa overall very good but one of the waitresses a little unhelpful

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4.0Dined on 23 July 2017

Excellent food, very friendly staff. Loved the way that the tapas was brought out in stages so things that should be hot were still hot when we ate them. Liked the Spanish wine and the music was perfect for that setting.

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5.0Dined on 21 July 2017

Excellent choice of food and drinks this tapas restaurnat is a great place for lunch or evenng meal

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2.0Dined on 21 July 2017

This place looks inviting but is staffed by expressionless teenagers who need staff training in how to welcome and speak to customers . The food varies from delicious to tasteless and some of it is overpriced [£2.50 for a teaspoonful of chutney] It could be so much better!!

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